Category Archive: Router Table

Aug 16 2011

Yo-Yo Fail-Fail

When I was a kid my dad made me a yo-yo out of oak. It was a simple toy. It had a dowel for the spindle and two oak disks with rounded edges. We didn’t know where to find a proper yo-yo string, so I made my own out of …

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Jul 28 2011

Thip-Rip Jig

As I mentioned in my ladder toy post, I needed to rip a bunch of thin strips to the same width, so I made a quick thin-rip jig. The problem with the jig in that post was that to hold the dimension I used an expanding miter slot …

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Jul 13 2011

Ladder Toy

I bought a wooden ladder toy in Mexico when I was young, in fact I have always — incorrectly — called them Mexican ladders. The toy had about 8-10 flat rungs over which a wooden peg would “climb” down. I have no clue where my old toy went, but I …

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Jul 06 2011

New Router Table Fence: The Face

With the carcass completed, I turned to working on the phenolic coated plywood face. On the top part of the fence, I have one stationary 32″ piece with a T-slot for attaching featherboards, guards, and stops. Below this stationary piece are two 21″ pieces that slide on t-bolts which can be …

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Jun 28 2011

New Router Table Fence: The Frame

Since I gave my old router table fence away, I needed to make a fence for my new router table — the old fence was too small for the larger table I built anyway. I didn’t follow any specific set of plans when I made the fence, rather I used the …

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May 17 2011

Notes From the Workshop: 20110517

Router Table Project To make it easier to find all the posts about my new router table, I’ve grouped them all under a project which you can find here or by going to the projects tab and picking the router table project. Since it’s now a project, you can also choose …

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Feb 16 2011

Notes From the Workshop: Emergency Room Edition

Let me say upfront so that no one worries: my finger will be OK. It’s been a while since I last wrote anything for Ben’s workshop, partially because a dreadful stomach bug passed through our house knocking each family member down for a few days, me going last and getting …

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Jan 30 2011

Notes from the Workshop: 20110128

Yesterday, I tried making another pencil box, but before I could get started on that project, I needed to figure out how to fix a high spot on my router table. Rocking Router Table When I removed the fence from my …

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